North East Lincolnshire Council

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Online portal user guide

Citizen Portal user guide (PDF) – How to register an account and start your school application

Transferring to Secondary School – September 2020

Children born between 1 September 2008 and 31 August 2009 will be starting secondary school in September 2020. Information on how to apply has been given to the primary schools to send out to parents and carers.

Primary to secondary school transfer example letter 2020 (PDF)

Letter to parents regarding Open Evenings for 2020-2021 (PDF)

How to apply

Online applications open 5 September 2019. To apply online go to our Citizens portal.

If you prefer you can print and complete the paper form Transfer of pupils to secondary school application (PDF)

Closing date for applications is 31 October 2019.

Starting school for the first time

Children born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015 will be starting school in September 2019.

Details of your child’s allocated school place was sent to your email or by post in April and May.

Late applicants – Citizen Portal is now closed for online applications

Applications made after 30 April will be processed as and when they’re received.

Your New School Booklet 2019 – 2020 (PDF)

Citizen Portal online applications will open on 7 November 2019 for children starting school in September 2020.

Transfer of pupils from infant to junior school

If your child is currently in year 2 at a North East Lincolnshire infant school; Queen Mary Avenue Infant and Nursery School, Scartho Infants’ School and Nursery or Signhills Infants’ Academy, your child will be transferring to a junior school in September 2019.  The closing date for the first round of allocation was 15th January 2019.

On-time applicants will be notified of their allocated school place by email (Citizen Portal applications only) or by letter, issued on 16th April 2019.  Late applications will be processed after this date.

Please note that the Citizen Portal is now closed for online applications.  If you have not made your application yet, you can print, complete and return the Common Application Form (CAF) below.  Paper forms are also available upon request from the School Admissions team or from your child’s current infant school office.

Transferring from Infant to Junior School – Common Application Form LATE (September 2019)

Your New School Booklet 2019 – 2020 (PDF)

In year admissions (admissions outside of the ‘normal’ admissions round)

If you are considering transferring schools within North East Lincolnshire we advise you to read the In Year Admissions leaflet.

Application forms and other information are available to download from this page. If you are moving into North East Lincolnshire during the school year or moving address within North East Lincolnshire you can also apply online using the link below.

Blank primary school in year common application form (Word document)

Blank secondary school in year common application form (Word document)

Information on In Year Admissions/Transfers for parents/carers 2019 – 2020 (PDF)

Your New School Booklet 2019-2020 (PDF)

Recently moved in to the area or about to move to North East Lincolnshire?

If you are the parent or carer of a pupil who has recently moved into North East Lincolnshire and are not currently attending a school in the area then please complete or online form Applying for a school when moving into North East Lincolnshire (In year common application)

School Admissions Team, Civic Offices, Knoll Street, Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire, DN35 8LN


Telephone: 01472 326291 (option 4)

Opening times: Monday to Thursday 8.30 am to 5 pm and Friday 8.30 am to 4.30 pm except bank holidays